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redtomatoman

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  1. P2173 fixed

    Just adding for clarity. A Google search revealed the following: The P2173 OBD-II trouble code is one of number of possible codes that indicates that the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has detected a malfunction in the operation of the Throttle Actuator Control System. ... Code P2173 is set by the PCM when high air flow is detected in the throttle actuator control system. Peace.
  2. Engine stall & ETC light issue RESOLVED

    Thanks for the report. This may help others. Pictures of the frayed connector and pics of the location in the engine bay would also be helpful for those on this forum. Peace.
  3. well i really messed up this time

    I see that you're starting out with the right attitude. That's good. Its takes a lot of work, but I'm back on my bike and hoping to have a successful go at surfing in late August. You just need to keep after it... Peace.
  4. well i really messed up this time

    Also, don't get discouraged if you need more than a year of PT. Work hard. PT will probably help your DM2 as well. I feel you. Peace.
  5. well i really messed up this time

    Hang in there... I'm just getting over an avulsion fracture at the acl and 2 tibial plateau fractures in the right knee joint. Expect massive leg atrophy after your leg is out of the cast. You're going to need PT! I've been in PT for almost a year now 2 times per week. PT is the only way... Its like voluntary torture. Be strong. Don't quit. You can get through any injury with a lot of work. Best of luck to you sir. Peace.
  6. New Journey Owner

    Cool. Welcome to the group. Knowledgable folks here. Peace.
  7. Creaky brake pedal

    My feeling is that it may be the return spring on the pedal. Maybe just taking the spring off and reinstalling or replacing the spring would be enough to change whatever is causing the squeak. I'd try that before taking it anywhere... Good Luck. Peace.
  8. Creaky brake pedal

    I would advise you to use any lubricants carefully around the brake pedal. Slipping off the pedal when trying to brake may be disastrous. Did you look under there? The offender may be obvious. Dunno. The click is likely the park safety that allows you to shift into drive when the brake is depressed. I can see why the squeak is annoying, but if it's not a problem, consider leaving well enough alone. Peace.
  9. Had it for a week today. LOVE IT. 2014 Crossroads

    My 2011 very quietly does it's job everyday. No frills, no complaints. My 3.6 engine still runs like the day I brought it home in 2011. No plans to replace my DJ. Its been a good car. Peace.
  10. Tremendous. I love my DJ bigley. Peace.
  11. I had my 2011 DJ cam phasers replaced. No problems since that time. Good Luck. Peace.
  12. Newbie

    If you think there is a problem, I encourage you to go back to the dealer and demonstrate the problem. If its something that can be seen on a video, I would capture it via your phone. The DJ transmissions can misbehave, so I'd be sure that you have the dealer check it thoroughly and document your symptoms. Good luck. Peace.
  13. Engine cooling upgrade

    My experience is the radiator is perfectly fine for extremely hot weather. Drove across the Mojave with a bike and surfboard on the roof at 117 F without any significant engine temperature increase. Like the others have stated, rather than try to upgrade, first make sure what you have is working properly. Peace.
  14. PTU and RDA fluids

    Yeah, 'mericans are pretty dense. Sadly, those 'mericans don't seem to have any trouble figuring out how to buy ammo to reload their 9mm guns... LOL Peace.
  15. 2016 SXT picked up today

    Welcome. The 2.4 is anemic but quite reliable. Don't try to get anywhere fast. Peace.
  16. Roof Top Rack-not factory

    Ok. Roof racks are good. Hitch racks are good too. If you want a roof rack, you should have one. I have roof racks on my R/T. It didn't come with roof rails from the factory. I had a local accessory shop install roof rails to which I attached yakima towers and crossbars. They are great. I can't carry my surfboard on a hitch rack, so my roof setup is great. My advice is to not attempt any roof rack without roof rails. Peace.
  17. Boosted battery now engine light stays on

    Wait... So you were at the dealer with a check engine light on, and you didn't have them check it? Just because some ding ding at the counter said it would cost $75? Am I missing something here? Is the DJ under warranty? I can't figure how it wouldn't be. If so, the dealer has a responsibility to diagnose that check engine light. It may be something that will leave you stranded and endanger you and the family. They do need your consent to diagnose the light. Give them your consent, get a loaner, and make FCA deal with your engine light. It's pretty simple. I shall stand corrected if the situation is not this simple. Peace.
  18. Ok. Stuttering. Still not sure. Take some video? Does behavior occur with ipod? It may be something else besides BT causing this odd behavior. As for a soft reset, I'd unhook the battery for 20 mins. That should reset everything. Peace.
  19. Sadly, I know cassette tapes... But I have no idea what you mean by "jumps". When I use my BT for music, it seems to work pretty well. I hate that it doesn't show song and artist info, but the music is fine. Can you explain a little more thoroughly? Peace.
  20. Performance brakes

    The 2011 DJ had undersized calipers and a known problem of rotor warpage. If yours is a later year it would probably be fine. Peace.
  21. Performance brakes

    I don't remember where I purchased. Just search for EBC brakes through google. I'm sure you'll find lots of info. Is there a reason you think the Power Stop isn't good? Why not use those? They look comparable to what I used. Peace.
  22. JOURNEY FROM HELL

    Glad to hear! I hope you get some resolution for the early transmission failure. peace.
  23. Weird Engine Behaviour

    I get a bad feeling about the transmission. If I were you, I'd have a look in the transmission pan to see if there are any metal shavings. If not, then I'd start down the sensor route. I hope I'm wrong, but it seems like these DJ transmissions are beginning to go bad on a number of vehicles. Mine did... Peace.
  24. Performance brakes

    Yes. I did that on my 2011 in place of the craptacular OEM specimens. The new brakes are great. Mine are EBC drilled and slotted rotors mated with green stuff pads btw. Peace.
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